A 25-year-old woman is in hospital with serious injuries after she was shot during an attempted home invasion – the second to occur this week – in Halifax early Tuesday.

Police say they responded to a call of shots fired on Evans Avenue around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived they found young woman had been shot.

They say that two males had knocked on the door of the apartment and identified themselves as police officers.

The occupants opened the door, but when they observed a firearm and a man wearing a red bandana, they quickly tried to shut it.

The suspects attempted to push the door open and shots were fired through the door, hitting the woman.

The suspects then fled the scene on foot. Police searched for them but were unable to locate them.

The woman is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital for serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

No one else was injured.

The two suspects are said to be white males who were wearing dark, baggy clothing at the time of the attempted invasion. One was also wearing a red bandana.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.